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Hunt given ‘honorary’ nursing registration for serices to the profession

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has been given ‘honorary’ registration with the nursing regulator.

The nursing regulator has awarded the current Health and Social Care Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, honorary registration for services to the nursing profession.

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In the controversial move, Jeremy Hunt is now a qualified nurse in all four fields of care; adult, paediatrics, mental health and learning disability and is seeking to qualify as a Midwife.

His ‘lifetime’ membership will see Mr Hunt exempt from annual registration fees as well as revalidation.

His qualifications simply read as the ‘Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’.

Mr Hunt is said to be seeking a “laid-back” senior management role without patient contact in preparation for his retirements from politics.

Following recent pay reform proposals, NHS Employers are said to be making ‘special’ pay arrangements due to his wealth of knowledge and experience.

In a statement, Head of Registration Services at the nursing regulator, Mary McDonald said; “We understand and wanted to recognise the hard work Mr Hunt has put into ensuring the future of the nursing profession”.

“While registrant numbers are down, we emphasise to our members the age-old proverb – it’s about quality, not quantity”.

This article has been published on April 1st, 2018 for traditional comedic value only – no part of this article is factual. 

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Hunt announces funding for new NHS buildings, wards and beds

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced an additional £750 million in NHS funding for new buildings, wards and beds.

Forty NHS hospitals and community services will get a total of £760 million to modernise and transform their buildings and services in the year of the NHS’s 70th birthday.

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The funding was announced today by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt. It is the biggest investment of its kind in the NHS in over 10 years. The NHS will spend the money on programmes to meet local demand, such as new urgent care centres and refurbishing mental health facilities.

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) will receive £300 million to transform local hospital services. It proposes to use the funding to develop an emergency care site and a separate planned care site, with 24-hour urgent care centres at both sites.

The remainder of the money will be awarded to 39 smaller projects, including:

  • £6 million to upgrade services of 8 trusts across Yorkshire
  • £8 million for a new health and wellbeing centre to join up local NHS services in Kent
  • £13 million for 2 new urgent care centres in Newton Abbot and Torquay, and refurbishment of Torbay Hospital’s A&E department
  • several million pounds for local NHS services in London, including one project worth up to £11 million

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt said: “As the NHS approaches its 70th birthday, we are backing it with one of the largest capital programmes in NHS history. As well as a whole new emergency care development in Shropshire, we are backing local NHS services with new buildings, beds and wards so that staff who have been working incredibly hard over winter can have confidence we are expanding capacity for the future.

“Further major projects are also under consideration across the country and we intend to announce one large scale scheme the size of the Shrewsbury and Telford plan every year going forward based on high-quality plans coming forward from local NHS leaders”.

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